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Introduction > Some typographical conventions - Pg. 20

Introduction xix SOME TYPOGRAPHICAL CONVENTIONS By now you may have realized that each technical term used in this book is, at least on the first occasion, denoted by the use of a bold italic serif font, as in the case of rule statement in the follow- ing paragraph. Each of these terms is defined when first encountered and/or in the appropriate chap- ter of this book. In addition, each of these terms is defined in the Glossary at the end of this book. Each rule statement 2 in this book is · given a unique identifier starting with the letter `R' · depicted using a sans serif font as in the following example: R1. Each sentence must start with an upper case letter. Any rule statement that is marked with an initial dagger, as in the following example, is, for one or more reasons, not recommended; where such an example appears, the preferred alternative (in this case R1) will generally also be shown. R2. { An upper case letter must start each sentence. Two other markings are used before examples of inappropriate statements: